Oregon vs. UCLA - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UCLA Bruins (11-8) at Oregon Ducks (13-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Matthew Knight Arena)
The Line: Oregon Ducks -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oregon Ducks and the UCLA Bruins face off on Saturday at McArthur Court in Pac-12 college basketball action.
The Oregon Ducks are 13-6 this season and are coming off of a win over USC that ended a two game skid. Oregon is averaging 76.7 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Joseph Young leads the Ducks averaging 19.4 points per game. Dillon Brooks is averaging 13.4 points, Elgin Cook is averaging 11.9 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Jalil Abdul-Bassit is averaging 7.9 points. Oregon is 12-2 at home this season and 3-3 in Pac-12 play.
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The UCLA Bruins are 11-8 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Oregon State that ended a three game winning streak. UCLA is averaging 72.4 points and they are shooting 41.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.9 percent. Bryce Alford leads the Bruins averaging 15.8 points and 5.7 assists per game. Norman Powell is averaging 15.1 points, Kevin Looney is averaging 12.8 points, and Tony Parker is averaging 10.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. UCLA is 1-4 on the road this season and 303 in Pac-12 play.
Oregon is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games, 0-5 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 1-5 against the spread following a win. UCLA is 3-11 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-6 against the spread following a loss, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games. The road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
The thought of taking UCLA on the road in a conference game isn’t appealing and the play here is to lay the points with the Ducks.